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This flower has many names: poinsettia, Christmas flower, Cuetlaxochitl, pascuero, federal star, shepherdess.
These flowers are native to tropical Mexico and Central America. They were cultivated by the Aztecs and used as a medicinal plant.
Later, these flowers became associated with the Christmas holidays and spread widely in the US and Europe.
The red flowers of the Euphorbia pulcherrima plant fill the streets of the cities and appear in the houses shortly before Christmas.
For the holidays, Poinsettia is sold in pots as an ornamental houseplant. And in nature, Euphorbia is the most beautiful – an evergreen shrub reaching 3 m in height.
Here you can choose your favorite poinsettia flower photo, on a white, blue or red background. Such an image can be used to make Christmas cards, posters or greetings.
Red flower of Euphorbia pulcherrima (Poinsettia)
Red poinsettia flower on a white background. View from above. There is space for text.
Poinsettia (Poinsettia Flower)
Red flower of Euphorbia pulcherrima on a blue background. flat lay
Poinsettia flower (Pastora)
Christmas background for postcards and congratulations. Poinsettia flower on a red background. Plain design. Space for text.
Poinsettia (Christmas Flower) in a pot
Small poinsettia in a pot isolated on a white background. There is copy space for text.
Close-up of Flor de poinsettia (Poinsettia)
Close-up of a red poinsettia flower. The petals occupy the entire space of the image, the pistil and stamens are clearly visible.
The poinsettia is grown throughout the world as an ornamental houseplant. Specially bred plant hybrids reaching no more than 30 cm in height.
Why did Euphorbia pulcherrima become a symbol of Christmas? The explanation is very simple. The flowering season coincides with Christmas and also due to the fact that the bracts are star-shaped. Therefore, many call this flower “Star of Bethlehem” or “Christmas Star”.
For a long time it was believed that this plant is poisonous. But this is not so, special studies have shown that no part of the plant is poisonous. Milkweed juice may only cause mild allergies in people with sensitive skin.
But! This plant can be dangerous to pets. Therefore, if you have dogs or cats living in your house, you must make sure that they cannot bite off a piece of this beautiful plant.
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